LaGrange, Troup County and surrounding area events — Sept. 18, 2015

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 18, 2015


Events: God’s Bread Basket hosts a fundraiser garage sale 8 a.m.–1 p.m. at 202 Oak St., Hogansville. There will be a drawing for a new Bose portable CD player. Everyone who enters a $2 donation will have their name entered into a drawing for the item at 1 p.m. — winner does not have to be present. Ellen Davis, 706-884-9036; Sybil Cook Harrison, 706 977-8622

Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. for women, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Saint Peter’s Catholic Church, 200 Lafayette Parkway, hosts a yard sale 8 a.m.–noon. The yard sale benefits local outreach programs. Anyone interested in donating items for the sale or seeking more information may call 706-885-9388.

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts the Walk to End Alzheimer’s 9:30 a.m. at Vernon Woods Retirement Community, 101 Vernon Woods Drive off Vernon Street. Registration for the 2 mile walk is available at by selecting LaGrange from the list on the left of the page. Participants may also register at 8 a.m. the day of the walk. A ceremony at 9 a.m. precedes the event. Lindsey Richard, 706-587-5463 or

Jefferson Street Market featuring local wares and produce is 9:30 a.m. to noon at 625 Jefferson St.

The Active Life wellness center, 140 Ragland St., hosts dancing 7–10 p.m. with Jimmy Smith and New River Band. Cost is $5 per person. Adults of all ages welcome.

Churches: Trinity SDA Church Prayer and Bible Study Center at 710 Jenkins St. holds a free Bible study from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Pastor Walter Gordon, 706-812-0760

Friendship Baptist Church, 101 Friendship St. in Hamilton, and Greater Peace Baptist Church of Columbus host a 4 p.m. concert at Friendship Baptist Church to cap off its Eighth Annual Musical Workshop.

Louise United Methodist Church sponsors a co-ed basketball game at 4 p.m. Admission is $3 with children under 10 free.

Saturday, Sunday

The Chattahoochee Archeological Research Team hosts the Chattahoochee Old Town Pow Wow at Brush Creek Park in Franklin, 1328 Brush Creek Park Road, from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. featuring music, food and dancing. Also Saturday is the World Day of Peace event 6–8 p.m. with an open mic, bon fire and music. A $5 donation per car is suggested. Steve Lane, 706-675-2267 or 706-594-4921


Meetings: Self Help Harbor, 909 Stonewall St., hosts AA meetings at 10 a.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Grief Share, a support group for people grieving the loss of someone close, meets at 3 p.m. at Cedarcrest Community Church, 2380 Roanoke Road. 706-882-6327

Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based recovery program, meets at 3 p.m. at Hogansville First Baptist Church.

Churches: Confidence Baptist Church, 705 Colquitt St. in LaGrange, hosts the ninth pastoral anniversary celebration of the Rev. Michael and Brenda Jackson at 10:30 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Stafford Dudley, pastor of Mount Sinai Baptist Church.

Warren Temple United Methodist Church, 416 E. Depot St., celebrates its Homecoming at 11 a.m. with senior pastor the Rev. Vincent Dominique bringing the message.

Solomon Grove Missionary Baptist Church observes Men and Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Guest speakers are the Rev. Rolland Harris, associate pastor of Central Baptist Church, for the men and Norma Tucker, LaGrange city councilwoman, for the women.

The Valley Grove Baptist Church, 126 Grady St. in LaGrange, observes its Senior Choir anniversary at 2:30 p.m.

True Love Missionary Baptist Church of LaGrange celebrates its sixth anniversary for pastor L.W. Booker Sr. and “leading lady” Cheryl Booker with a 2:30 p.m. service. Guest speaker is pastor Michael Stiggers of Mount Pisgah and Eastside Baptist churches.

Mountain Springs Baptist Church in West Point hosts a celebration to honor first lady Loriann Simpson at 2:30 p.m.

Canaan Baptist Church, 5930 Mooty Bridge Road in LaGrange, celebrates its 148th anniversary at 2:30 p.m. with guest speaker the Rev. Charles Trammel and Saint John Baptist Church of Lanett, Ala.

McGhee Chapel AME Church hosts its annual musical at 3:30 p.m.

Callaway Baptist Church hosts discipleship training, youth and children’s classes at 5 p.m.

Uplifting Your Faith Ministries, 104 Youngs Mill Road, hosts spiritual counseling/healing at 5 p.m. with Bishop R.L. Darden.


Events: A beginner scrapbook class is offered at the Active Life Center on Ragland Street at 11 a.m. There is no cost for the class. A registration form and supply list can be picked up at the center.

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts a free introductory genealogy class 3–4:30 p.m. for those wanting to learn how to use to find acnestors and build a family tree. This class is necessary to attend a second genealogy class on Sept. 28. Registration is required. 706-882-7784 or

LaGrange Memorial Library, 115 Alford St., hosts a free computer class, “Email Account Setup,” 6–7:30 p.m. for those wanting to setup an email account with a 15-minute one-on-one session. Registration is required. 706-882-7784 or

Meetings: The West Georgia Health Board of Trustees meets at 5:15 p.m. in the Board Room of West Georgia Medical Center.

The Troup County Democratic Party committee meets 6 p.m. at Roger’s Bar-B-Que in West Point, 210 E. 10th St.

Troup County Association of Beekeepers meets at 7 p.m. at the Ag Building on Hamilton Road. Meetings are open to anyone interested in beekeeping. UGA Cooperative Extension, 706-883-1675 or Terry, 706-882-2493


LaGrange Art Museum, 112 Lafayette Parkway, hosts the Celebrate Summer art show featuring the work of artists in the Visual Artists Alliance of LaGrange and local artist Sarah Swanson through Sept. 26. Also on display will be painted violins and cellos that were beyond repair from years of use and will be auctioned Sept. 17 to raise money for the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra Guild’s youth programs. The museum is open 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Saturday. 706-882-3267

Listings for ‘In our community’ are presented for events happening in the next three-day period, space permitting. To submit an item, email it to, fax it to 706-243-6354 or drop it by our office at 105 Ashton St. Deadline for submissions is noon on the business day prior to the item’s earliest run date. For more information, call 706-884-7311, Ext. 2153. A weeklong listing appears in the weekend edition.